Subcontractor IoT Arena

Consideration of the digital and connected aspects of a product is fast becoming as much a part of product development as material, design and construction. Therefore, Elmia Subcontractor is launching IoT as a new exhibitor group in 2017.

At the Subcontractor IoT Arena we want to transform the perceived stress surrounding connected technology into inspiration by showcasing the best examples of products and services on the market today – from a variety of industries. With the objective of creating value for the customer, the cases show how IoT sparks opportunities on different levels, from more efficient processes and the associated additional benefits to the customer, all the way to laying the foundations for new business models.


A selection of the cases presented at the Subcontractor IoT Arena include:

  • Orwak – machines for compaction and baling which collects data to optimise routines for emptying the machines.  
  • Kinnarps – connected office furniture helping the customer create a healthier workplace.
  • Husqvarna Group -  with Battery Box for the hiring-out of electrical hand tools, Husqvarna challenges its traditional business model and generates additional benefits to the customer.

Text taken from the IoT Guide: ”IoT is predicted to transform the whole market and lead to an increase in innovations, gains in productivity and economic growth. In response to this paradigm shift, firms need to form strategies, which make use of the new technical developments and combine them with a new business logic."